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Hotel Cartwright Union Square

524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
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Ranked #125 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Spent 3 nights at this low frills but well located hotel. The Staff, especially Lidia was most helpful when my wife fell ill. They arrange for a late checkout and Lidia personally came up to the 4th floor to talk with cleaning staff to insure that my wife would not be undisturbed. The rooms are small, but clean. The hotel... More 

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you're considering to stay on SF downtown, this is the right place. The room is clean and comfortable, the staff is polite and always available if you need any information or any help. There's free Internet access inside the room and in the lobby as well. For a quick breakfast, you can drink a coffee in the morning. Also,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed at the Cartwright Hotel for 4 nights in April 2014. My stay was absolutely great. The location is wonderful, a block form Union Square and great shopping and dining; as well you are on the Cable Car line to Fisherman's Wharf and Market Street. The hotel staff was very helpful and nice; and ensured that my stay here... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a great location for Union Sq & only a short cab/tram ride from the usual attractions. Whilst the public areas were more highly polished than the bedrooms they were still clean and satisfactory if not a little small (not a problem for 2 nights). Vouchers for the next door Lori's Diner meant breakfast was cheap and set us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Awful place. Dirty, dilapidated. Room didn't even have an aircon! The palce evidently hasn't seen a penny of investment in decades. The room was covered in dust, the furniture was tatty. windows wouldn't close fully and are single-glazed, so the room is noisy, too. I would have walked straight out again had anything else been free for the night in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hotel was amazing we were really impressed. The rooms were adorable and the bed was so comfy. Staff were friendly and helpful. So close to everything you need to see or near public transport to get to what you need to see. Lost one star because of the shower. Not sure if it was broken but confusing to use... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Cartwright Union Square for three days during a visit to San Francisco. The location of the hotel was great. Great rooms, good price and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again if I visit the city again.

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Quispamsis, NB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We took advantage of a travelzoo deal and were thrilled to see how lucky we were! It was our first trip to San Francisco, so did not know, really, where in the city to stay! This location in Union Square could not have been more convenient. We took the train from the airport, and literally got off at a stop... More 

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Yulara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It's definitely an older style hotel and the rooms reflect that but it has everything you need and is close to all. Quite small and the bathroom is tiny but wasn't an issue for me. Not to far from Union square and close to cable cars and transport to get a round the city. There was No air-con but not... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Well, I have mixed feelings with this hotel, when we arrived I was devastated by the look of our room, it was soo tiny I felt I cannot breath, but then I got used to it...And that is because of the wonderful staff and the whole atmosphere of the city...:-) Hmmm.. The parking options are insanely expensive. The beds are... More 

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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